In-Depth Features


What''s New in ADO.NET 2.0

Discover the new extensions that Microsoft has added to ADO.NET 2.0. You''ll benefit from better performance, a provider-independent programming model, and other new features.

Add Pizzazz to Your Web Pages With GDI+

This session reveals the essential pieces of the .NET graphics libraries that allow you to create charts from your data dynamically.

Advanced VSTO Programming and Deployment

Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System provides a wealth of new capabilities. Learn how to create a server-based document solution, and discover VSTO''s security and deployment options.

Delve Into Visual Studio Team System

Visual Studio Team System provides a wealth of tools in one place. Explore all aspects of this integrated suite of tools.

Visualize Code With the VSTS Class Designer

Visual Studio Team System's Class Designer allows you to reverse-engineer and visualize existing code in order to better understand it. It ensures that your object model and documentation remain accurate and helpful throughout your app's cycle.

New VS 2005 Features Showcased at VSLive!

Visual Studio 2005 will increase developer productivity with a 50 to 75 percent code reduction, said BJ Holtgrewe in the opening keynote at VSLive! Orlando this week.

Write High-Performance Stored Procedures

Bill Vaughn''s session focuses on some best practices to help you optimize performance when working with stored procedures.

Take Charge of Your Own Security

Microsoft has improved security for its overall platform in several key areas, but holes remain, most notably in its developer tools.

Building Mission-Critical Software

Visual Studio 2005 Team System was designed to provide a collaborative environment to help teams communicate and work productively.

Programming Windows Communication Foundation

In this session, you''ll learn how the WCF architecture was designed, how it works, and most importantly--how you can leverage it to build service-oriented systems.

Connect to SQL Server Instances

SQL Live! speaker Bill Vaughn guides you through the maze of issues you''ll face as you connect to, manage, and monitor SQL Server instances.

Simplifying Service-Oriented Apps

Windows Communication Foundation can coexist with, communicate with, or even replace existing Windows communications APIs and technologies, said Microsoft''s Richard Turner in his VSLive! Orlando keynote on Wednesday.

.NET Windows Forms Tips and Tricks

Ken Getz''s Smart Client Live! session demonstrates several techniques you can use when building Windows applications.

The Best .NET Products of 2005

Here's the list of the best software products as chosen by Visual Studio Magazine readers. These highly coveted awards were issued in Las Vegas at FTP's VSLive! conference.

Leverage New Features in C#, Framework 2.0

.NET 2.0 is chock full of new features that advanced developers can exploit. Richard Hale Shaw''s session explores custom iterators, trace listeners, debugger visualizers, and more.

Discover New T-SQL Enhancements

T-SQL isn't dead yet. See how the new enhancements in T-SQL can make you more efficient.

Primary Reasons to Upgrade to Windows Vista

Peter O'Kelly summarizes the daunting amount of Windows Vista information presented at PDC 2005 last week. Find out what''s changing between Longhorn and Vista, what aspects of Vista are being ported and more.

MS Advances in Collaboration, Content Management

Microsoft is poised to make major strides in its collaboration portfolio with SharePoint V3, Office 12, and other offerings. Here''s a review and analysis of the collaboration-related updates from PDC 2005.

Develop a Security Plan Now

The best place to start the secure enterprise is with a comprehensive security plan that works as you do.

5 Best Practices for Portal Apps

Learn some tips for building and deploying rich, flexible, and personalized applications quickly and efficiently through a portal.